Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône; her roots also include Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French ancestry.Deschanel lived in Los Angeles, but spent much of her childhood traveling because her father shot films on location; she later said that she "hated all the traveling ... I don't want vanity to ever get in the way, because I think to maintain that, you have to be aware of yourself all the time, and that gets in the way of acting. "She's turned me on to so many good movies and so much good music.It's fun just to have conversations, watch movies with her and stuff like that." Gordon-Levitt has been linked to Larisa Oleynik and Devon Aoki in the past. Pregnant Zooey Deschanel is engaged to boyfriend Jacob Pechenik, her rep confirms to Us Weekly.In 1994, Deschanel made her feature film debut in the romantic comedy-drama It Could Happen to You.
Deschanel is due to give birth to the little one this summer.
; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress and singer-songwriter.
She made her film debut in Mumford (1999), followed by her supporting role in Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical picture Almost Famous (2000).
Deschanel, with Alyson Hannigan, Jaime King, Minka Kelly, and Katharine Mc Phee made a video slumber party featured on Funnyor to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer.
Deschanel is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes.